The Gull Reef Club

6/13/2007

Darkly Dreaming Dexter

Filed under: — Jaime @ 7:15 pm

Yeah, yeah another book review.

I just flew through Jeff Lindsay’s Darkly Dreaming Dexter. It’s an ironically humorous tale told from a serial killer’s perspective. Humorous, that is, if you like really dark humor. From what I’ve been told, this book was the basis for a Showtime series entitled Dexter, but I’ve never seen it and probably never will. Which is as well because I can be one of those book snobs that can’t stop comparing a crappy show/movie to the much better book.

Lindsay did a great job of creating a sympathetic serial killer. One of the highlights was how the tale switched between a straight, first-person narration and a stream of consciousness narration to help define Dexter’s moods. It was a great technique, which resulted in me being in the odd position of rooting for a serial killer. A bit off-putting, but a good book is supposed to stir unusual emotion, right? RIGHT?

Apparently, Lindsay has another Dexter book published. I hope to be able to get to the library this weekend to check it out.

Ok, enough screwing off. I need to get ready for tonight’s live broadcast of America’s Debate Radio. Tune in beachcombers, make me feel special!

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